Strong visits Draper

Louisville is running out of scholarships for their 2012 recruiting class. This week, Charlie Strong visited Sean Draper, one of the Cardinals last remaining targets, and asked the three-star Ohio defensive back if he should hold a scholarship for him. What was Draper's response?

Louisville is running out of scholarships for their 2012 recruiting class. This week, Charlie Strong visited Sean Draper, one of the Cardinals last remaining targets, and asked the three-star Ohio defensive back if he should hold a scholarship for him. What was Draper's response?

"He told me they only have one scholarship left and he wanted to know if he should hold it for me," Draper said. "I told him to hold it because I still haven't made any decisions. They are still under consideration from me."

With signing day next week, Draper is nearing the end of his process and he's trying to narrow the focus of his decision. He's already visited Hawaii, Iowa, Louisville and Pittsburgh. He'll make one final visit this weekend to Kansas.

This week, Draper has been bombarded by college coaches trying to sway him. Hawaii, Kansas and Pittsburgh sent their defensive coordinators. Illinois and Iowa also sent coaches. Strong, the only head coach to visit Draper, visited Draper Monday at his school before making an in-home visit with prospect and mother.

"I'm trying to eliminate two schools," Draper said. "I might eliminate two soon. I'm trying to narrow it down. I'm getting to that point."

Where does Louisville stand heading into NSD? "They're up there, but I really don't really have a top (school)," said Draper.

Draper, who visited Pittsburgh last weekend, said he enjoyed his visit with the Panthers new coaching staff.

"It was nice. I enjoyed the visit," Draper said. "All the visits have been enjoyable and places I can be successful. I went to camp there and I liked the campus. I was hoping I would get an offer from the old staff but I didn't."

After he makes his final visit, Draper said he'll "probably know for sure" where he's going to college right after the visit. When he'll announce his decision hasn't been determined, though word may not come until national signing day.

"I'm going to weight pros and cons and compare the visits to each other," Draper said. "They have all been good visits, but I can't just pick (a school) based on a visit. I want to do it for the right reasons like where would be the best opportunity on and off the field. And I want to make sure it's a good environment. There's a lot of stuff I'll take into consideration. My mom only cares if I'm in a safe place and the best place for me. She tells me it's my decision and I have to make the choice that's best for my future."


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